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COURTESY OF FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA VIA THE MIAMI HERALD

On this Monday, April 13, episode of Sundial:

How are Florida prisons dealing with coronavirus? 

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, Florida prisons hustle to implement sanitation procedures, social distancing within jail cells and accessing testing for inmates.

Madeline Fox / WLRN

If you dialed 211 in Miami in September of 2016 and again after the new year, you probably wouldn’t have noticed any difference. But on January 1, the helpline and its services quietly transferred from Switchboard Miami, the organization that had overseen them since 1968, to Jewish Community Services of South Florida.

Switchboard had been struggling financially since early 2016.

“They just lacked the cash to continue to provide services at the level they were required to by all their grants,” says JCS CEO Fred Stock.